Black Diamond Evac 7 Avalanche Shovel
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Black Diamond Evac 7 Avalanche Shovel

The Black Diamond Evac 7 is a multi-function tool for comprehensive backcountry use, the Evac is Black Diamond’s top-of-the-line shovel and features two configurations: standard shovel and hoe mode. The ultra-durable construction and super compact design are ideal for both daily snow study and fast avalanche response.

Our top-of-the-line shovel for professional use, the Black Diamond Evac features a unique handle that can be set up in two configurations for digging test pits or rapid snow removal. The large blade moves lots of snow quickly, and a flat-bottom profile helps you get a good clean face on your pit wall. An extendable shaft and large D handle increase comfort for long days in the field involving multiple avalanche pits and speed up digging time during an emergency.

Things to consider when buying an avalanche shovel:

  • Size – do the shaft and blade fit in your pack? (note: the bigger the shaft and blade – the more effective the shovel is).
  • Weight – is it light enough to carry if you’re ski touring?
  • Durability – will it stand up to the rigors of digging through avalanche debris? (note: more durable shovels are inevitably heavier!)
  • Grip: D-grip vs. T-Grip – D-Grips are more ergonomic and will make you a better shovel, but are heavier than a T-Grip.

Compact telescoping shaft and durable anodized blade

Shovel converts easily into hoe mode from the same attachment point for snow removal and excavation

Works with accessory winter saw attachment (sold separately) that attaches to the shaft for wood cutting and tree well extraction

Compact D-handle with comfortable dual-density grip

Weight: 794 g (1 lb 13 oz)

Blade Volume:  2.65 L (0.7 gal)

Weight :  794 g (1 lb 13 oz)

Collapsed Length :  66.5 cm (26.2 in)

Extended Length :  94.0 cm (37.0 in)


It’s large and sturdy with the longest extension.  The D-Grip is perfect and it actually has spots for an anchor to be placed in emergencies/glacier travel.  Heads up that the hoe-mode feature means that the handle doesn’t allow for it to fit inside some packs. -Eric (31, Backcountry Skier, extremely picky)

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